Salzburg shutting on Ajax’s record dominant run

Salzburg’s 2-1 win during Borussia Dortmund in a initial leg of their UEFA Europa League spin of 16 tie has left them 3 games divided from relating a 22-year-old record.

The compare was Salzburg’s 18th uninterrupted though better in UEFA European bar competition, a run stretching behind to a 2-0 organisation theatre win during Nice on 3 Nov 2016. The usually longer strain ever available was one of 21 by Ajax between 14 Sep 1994 and 3 Apr 1996, during that time they won a UEFA Champions League (drawing twice with Salzburg) and reached a following semi-final, as good as lifting a UEFA Super Cup.

Salzburg’s run indeed began on a behind of losing their initial 3 UEFA Europa League organisation games final season. They managed 7 points in a remaining 3 games though still went out. In a four-game UEFA Champions League subordinate run during a start of this season, Salzburg kick Hibernians of Malta twice though went out to Rijeka on divided goals, sketch 1-1 during home and 0-0 in Croatia.

Highlights: Dortmund 1-2 Salzburg

Highlights: Dortmund 1-2 Salzburg

That took Salzburg in to a UEFA Europa League play-offs, and in their debate a Austrian champions have won 7 games and drawn 4 to take their sum dominant run to 18. That equals 3 some-more streaks though a loss: Ajax’s between 1991 and 1993, all in a UEFA Cup; Juventus during a start of this decade, incorporating a 2010/11 UEFA Europa League and 2012/13 UEFA Champions League and including a nine-game period of draws (two of them opposite Salzburg); and Lazio during a spin of a century that won them a final UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1998/99 and a UEFA Super Cup.

Salzburg would be 7 off a record if Manchester United’s run of 25 dominant UEFA Champions League games between 19 Sep 2007 and 27 May 2009 had not been interrupted after a 13th compare by a UEFA Super Cup detriment to Zenit. Juventus also available a 20-game dominant run in Europe between 1969 and 1972, though a initial 13 of those were in a non-UEFA Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

1995: Ajax win UEFA Champions League

1995: Ajax win UEFA Champions League

Longest dominant runs in UEFA European bar competition

21 Ajax (14 Sep 1994–3 Apr 1996)
18= Ajax (18 Sep 1991–3 Mar 1993)
18= Juventus (29 Jul 2010–2 Apr 2013)
18= Lazio (17 Sep 1998–29 Feb 2000)
18= Salzburg* (3 Nov 2016–)
17= Borussia Mönchengladbach (2 Oct 1974–15 Sep 1977)
17= Borussia Mönchengladbach (13 Sep 1978–12 Dec 1979)

*ongoing

Ajax’s record run

Memorable Ajax wins

Memorable Ajax wins

14 Sep 1994, UEFA Champions League organisation stage: W2-0 v AC Milan (h)
28 Sep 1994, UEFA Champions League organisation stage: W2-1 v AEK Athens (a)
19 Oct 1994, UEFA Champions League organisation stage: D0-0 v Salzburg (a)
2 Nov 1994, UEFA Champions League organisation stage: D1-1 v Salzburg (h)
23 Nov 1994, UEFA Champions League organisation stage: W2-0 v AC Milan (a,
played in Trieste)
7 Dec 1994, UEFA Champions League organisation stage: W2-0 v AEK Athens (h)
1 Mar 1995, UEFA Champions League quarter-finals: D0-0 v Hajduk Split (a)
15 Mar 1995, UEFA Champions League quarter-finals: W3-0 v Hajduk Split (h)
5 Apr 1995, UEFA Champions League semi-finals: D0-0 v Bayern München (a)
19 Apr 1995, UEFA Champions League semi-finals: W5-2 v Bayern München (h)
24 May 1995, UEFA Champions League final: W1-0 v AC Milan (n, played in Vienna)
13 Sep 1995, UEFA Champions League organisation stage: W1-0 v Real Madrid (h)
27 Sep 1995, UEFA Champions League organisation stage: W5-1 v Ferencváros(a)
18 Oct 1995, UEFA Champions League organisation stage: W3-0 v Grasshoppers (h)
1 Nov 1995, UEFA Champions League organisation stage: D0-0 v Grasshoppers (a)
22 Nov 1995, UEFA Champions League organisation stage: W2-0 v Real Madrid (a)
6 Dec 1995, UEFA Champions League organisation stage: W4-0 v Ferencváros (h)
6 Feb 1996, UEFA Super Cup: D1-1 v Real Zaragoza (a)
28 Feb 1996, UEFA Super Cup: W4-0 v Real Zaragoza (h)
6 Mar 1996, UEFA Champions League quarter-finals: W2-0 v Borussia Dortmund (a)
20 Mar 1996, UEFA Champions League quarter-finals: W1-0 v Borussia Dortmund (h)
3 Apr 1996, UEFA Champions League semi-finals: L0-1 v Panathinaikos (h)

Highlights: Salzburg 2-1 Real Sociedad

Highlights: Salzburg 2-1 Real Sociedad

Salzburg’s stream run

3 Nov 2016, UEFA Europa League organisation stage: W2-0 v Nice (a)
24 Nov 2016, UEFA Europa League organisation stage: D1-1 v Krasnodar (a)
8 Dec 2016, UEFA Europa League organisation stage: W2-0 v Schalke (h)
11 Jul 2017, UEFA Champions League second subordinate round: W3-0 v Hibernians (a)
19 Jul 2017, UEFA Champions League second subordinate round: W3-0 v Hibernians (h)
26 Jul 2017, UEFA Champions League third subordinate round: D1-1 v Rijeka (h)
2 Aug 2017, UEFA Champions League third subordinate round: D0-0 v Rijeka (a)
17 Aug 2017, UEFA Europa League play-offs: W3-1 v Viitorul (a)
24 Aug 2017, UEFA Europa League play-offs: W4-0 v Viitorul (h)
14 Sep 2017, UEFA Europa League organisation stage: D1-1 v Vitória SC (a)
28 Sep 2017, UEFA Europa League organisation stage: W1-0 v Marseille (h)
19 Oct 2017, UEFA Europa League organisation stage: W2-0 v Konyaspor (a)
2 Nov 2017, UEFA Europa League organisation stage: D0-0 v Konyaspor (h)
23 Nov 2017, UEFA Europa League organisation stage: W3-0 v Vitória SC (h)
7 Dec 2017, UEFA Europa League organisation stage: D0-0 v Marseille (a)
15 Feb 2018, UEFA Europa League spin of 32: D2-2 v Real Sociedad (a)
22 Feb 2018, UEFA Europa League spin of 32: W2-1 v Real Sociedad (h)
8 Mar 2018, UEFA Europa League spin of 16: W2-1 v Borussia Dortmund (a)

(stats embody UEFA Champions League/European Cup, UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup, European/UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup)